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Table Tennis

OVERVIEW

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Singapore Sports School Table Tennis Academy’s close partnership with Singapore Table Tennis Association has led to the development of the School-Within-A-School programme for selected student-athletes. Jing Jun Hong, Head of National Youth Development and former head coach of the national senior team oversees the SWS training programme which results in greater alignment of the SWS to the national programme.

The SWS has been successful in raising the standards of our table tennis players to dominate local tournaments and compete successfully at the regional level. The Table Tennis Academy is a pipeline for elite youth paddlers into the national team.

The SWS, which started in June 2011, operates on an evening timetable. The programme is intended to allow student-athletes to pursue their sport at an even higher level without foregoing desired academic outcomes. Student-athletes are able to undergo extended training sessions during the day and attend academic lessons in the evening. This resembles the training structures in other countries which have established outcomes in similar sports.

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES


The Table Tennis Academy has produced 16 national representatives for the Singapore Table Tennis Association. 

2016 Year of Induction Beh Kun Ting

2015 Year of Induction Edric Lim Zheng Jie, Eunice Lim Zoe, Goi Rui Xuan, Maxxe Tay Ming Han, Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin, Zhang Wanling 

2014 Year of Induction Darren Loy Meng Hean, Ethan Poh Shao Feng 

2010 Year of Induction Yee Herng Hwee 

2009 Year of Induction Clarence Chew Zhe Yu, Tay Jit Kiat 

2008 Year of Induction Isabelle Li Siyun 

2007 Year of Induction Pang Xue Jie 
2006 Year of Induction Goh Yi Long, Heng Wei Chen, Kwa Hui Ru, Tan Hui Min, Zena Sim Kai Xin

MAJOR GAMES REPRESENTATION


2015 – 28th Southeast Asian Games (Singapore): Clarence Chew Zhe Yu (Gold Medal – Men's Team; Bronze Medals – Men's Singles, Men's Doubles), Isabelle Li Siyun (Gold Medal – Women's Team) 

2014 – 16th Asian Games (Incheon, South Korea): Isabelle Li Siyun (Bronze Medal – Women's Team), Clarence Chew Zhe Yu 

2014 – 20th Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, Scotland): Clarence Chew Zhe Yu (Gold Medal – Men's Team), Isabelle Li Siyun (Gold Medal – Women's Team) 

2014 – 2nd Youth Olympic Games (Nanjing, China): Yee Herng Hwee 

2013 – 27th Southeast Asian Games (Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar): Clarence Chew (Gold Medal – Men's Team; Bronze Medal – Men's Singles), Isabelle Li Siyun (Gold Medal – Women's Team; Silver Medal – Women's Singles), Pang Xue Jie (Gold Medal – Men's Team), Angeline Tang An Qi (Represented Malaysia; Bronze Medal – Women's Team) 

2013 – 2nd Asian Youth Games (Nanjing, China): Edric Lim Zheng Jie, Yee Herng Hwee 

2011 – 26th Southeast Asian Games (Jakarta, Indonesia): Isabelle Li Siyun (Silver Medal – Women's Singles), Pang Xue Jie (Gold Medal – Men's Doubles), Zena Sim Kai Xin 

2010 – 15th Asian Games (Guangzhou, China): Pang Xue Jie 

2010 – 19th Commonwealth Games (Delhi, India): Pang Xue Jie (Gold Medal – Men's Team) 

2010 – 1st Youth Olympic Games (Singapore): Isabelle Li Siyun (Silver Medal – Women’s Singles) 

2009 – 25th Southeast Asian Games (Vientiane, Laos): Pang Xue Jie (Gold Medal – Men's Team; Bronze Medal – Men's Doubles), Zena Sim Kai Xin (Gold Medal – Women's Team) 

2009 – 1st Asian Youth Games (Singapore): Clarence Chew Zhe Yu (Bronze Medal – Mixed Team), Isabelle Li Siyun (Bronze Medal – Mixed Team), Tay Jit Kiat 

2007 – 24th Southeast Asian Games (Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand): Pang Xue Jie (Gold Medal – Men's Team) 
2006 – 18th Commonwealth Games (Melbourne, Australia): Zena Sim Kai Xin (Gold Medal – Women's Team)

 

News

Learning From The Japanese 
Singapore Sports School – Kochi Sports Exchange

Desmond Tan
General Manager, Badminton Academy

Dave Lai
General Manager, Table Tennis Academy

Posted: 15 September 2017 



One of the best ways for student-athletes to improve their skills is to spar against a variety of opponents and expose themselves to a multitude of playing styles and tactics.

Singapore Sports School’s Badminton and Table Tennis Academies had the perfect chance to do so when they visited Kochi City, Japan for an exchange programme from 24 to 28 August.

Apart from training sessions with the local high school and university students, our Academies were also afforded the opportunity to play friendlies against them where they picked up more than just technical skills.

“While the Japanese are technically very skilled, what impressed me most was their attitude. They are always willing to give more than they take and are very respectful. For instance, they would always bow to their opponents and umpires before and after every set,” Paddler Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin said.

Our paddlers too were given the chance to give back to the local Kochi community when they conducted coaching clinics for some of the younger students from the prefecture.

The exchange programme was made possible due to the Memorandum of Understanding Sports School signed with the Kochi Prefectural Board of Education in October 2016 to provide more opportunities for our student-athletes to fulfil their potential in sport.


Koen Dominates At Table Tennis Tournament 
Dr Ng Eng Hen-STTA Table Tennis Championships

Dave Lai
General Manager, Table Tennis Academy

Posted: 15 September 2017 

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Koen Pang Yew En strengthened his position as one of the top youngsters in the local table tennis scene after he bagged a hat trick of gold medals at the Dr Ng Eng Hen-STTA Table Tennis Championships.

Not only did the 15-year old secure the Boy’s Under 15 and Under 18 crowns, he also defied his seventh seed status to secure the Men’s Open title as well.

No doubt, the most impressive of the three was Koen’s performance in the Men’s Open where he defeated two higher seeds before vanquishing Sean Ang 4-2 in the final.
Our female paddlers also rose to the occasion as they secured seven of the eight podium places available in the Girl’s Under 18 and Women’s Open categories at Toa Payoh Central Community Club.

Goi Rui Xuan, Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin and Wong Xin Ru made it a Sports School 1-2-3 in the Women’s Open to add on to their podium finishes in the Girl’s U18 category.

Altogether, Sports School student-athletes garnered 5 golds, 2 silvers and 4 bronzes from the tournament which took place from 2 to 10 September.

Results
Boys U15
1st Koen Pang Yew En 

Boys U18
1st Koen Pang Yew En 
Joint 3rd Gerald Yu Zong Jun

Men's Open
1st Koen Pang Yew En 

Girls U18
1st Wong Xin Ru
2nd Goi Rui Xuan
Joint 3rd Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin
Joint 3rd Tan En Hui

Women's Open
1st Goi Rui Xuan
2nd Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin
Joint 3rd Wong Xin Ru


Sports School Wins 17 Golds In Kuala Lumpur 
Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games 

Posted: 15 September 2017


The number 17 has multiple significances in today’s context.

Apart from being the number of syllables in a haiku, 17 was also the number most frequently worn by local footballer Fandi Ahmad.

However, that number will now carry extra meaning in Singapore Sports School after our 104 past and present student-athletes combined to win 17 golds and account for almost 30 percent of Team Singapore’s gold medals at the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games.

In addition, the 17 golds, 21 silvers, and 20 bronze medals, alongside the five SEA Games and six National records set is also Sports School’s best ever “away” showing at the biennial Games.

Among the SEA Games champions were synchronised swimmer Debbie Soh Li Fei and wakeboarder Sasha Siew Hoon Christian, who won Singapore’s first and 50th gold medals thanks to after their exploits in the Solo Free Routine and Women's Slalom respectively.
The Games was also a season for winning streaks, with Amanda Lim Xiang Qi defending her Women’s 50m Freestyle crown to remain unbeaten in the event since 2009.

Among the other highlights were the Men’s Bowling Tem comprising Basil Dill Ng Jui Chang, Darren Ong Wei Siong, Keith Saw Hui-Xun, Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh and Timothy Theodore Tham Fu Rong who clinched Singapore’s first Team gold in 22 years, while Gregory Raymund Foo Yongen, Joshua Shou Minqing and Marc Ong Chong Ching won Singapore’s first gold medal in golf since 1989.

Results
Aquatics
Diving
Women's Synchronised 3m Springboard
2nd Fong Kay Yian

Open Water
Women's 10km
3rd Chantal Liew Li-Shan

Swimming
Men's 200m Individual Medley
2nd Pang Sheng Jun

Men's 400m Individual Medley
3rd Pang Sheng Jun

Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay
1st Pang Sheng Jun

Women's 50m Breaststroke
1st Roanne Ho Ru En (New SEA Games Record, New National Record)

Women's 50m Freestyle
1st Amanda Lim Xiang Qi (New SEA Games Record)

Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay
1st Amanda Lim Xiang Qi (New SEA Games Record, New National Record)

Women's 4x100m Medley Relay
1st Hoong En Qi

Synchronised Swimming
Solo Free Routine
1st Debbie Soh Li Fei
3rd Miya Yong Hsing

Solo Technical Routine
2nd Debbie Soh Li Fei
3rd Miya Yong Hsing

Duet Free Routine
2nd Debbie Soh Li Fei, Miya Yong Hsing

Duet Technical Routine
1st Debbie Soh Li Fei, Miya Yong Hsing

Team Free Routine
1st Ariel Sng Kai Lin, Debbie Soh Li Fei, Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui, Miya Yong Hsing

Water Polo
Women's Team
2nd Koh Xiao Li, Loke En Yuan, Naomi Yap Xiao Fei


Athletics
Women's 100m
3rd Veronica Shanti Pereira (New National Record in Semi-Finals)

Women's 200m
3rd Veronica Shanti Pereira

Women's 400m
2nd Dipna Lim Prasad (New National Record)

Women's 100m Hurdles
3rd Nur Izlyn Zaini (Equalled National Record)

Women's 400m Hurdles
2nd Dipna Lim Prasad


Badminton
Men’s Team
3rd Jason Wong Guang Liang, Lee Jianliang, Loh Kean Hean, Loh Kean Yew, Muhammad Elaf Tan Wei, Ryan Ng Zin Rei, Terry Hee Yong Kai

Women's Team
3rd Crystal Wong Jia Ying, Liang Xiaoyu, Nur Insyirah Khan Abdul Hamid Khan, Ong Ren-ne, Si To Jia Rong, Tan Wei Han, Yeo Jia Min


Bowling
Men's Team
1st Basil Dill Ng Jui Chang, Darren Ong Wei Siong, Keith Saw Hui-Xun, Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh, Timothy Theodore Tham Fu Rong

Women's Doubles
2nd New Hui Fen
3rd Daphne Tan Shi Jing

Women's Trios
2nd New Hui Fen

Women's Team
2nd Bernice Lim Hui Ying, Daphne Tan Shi Jing, Jazreel Tan Shi Hua, New Hui Fen


Fencing
Women’s Foil Individual
1st Amita Berthier
3rd Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan

Men's Sabre Individual
3rd Ahmad Huzaifah Saharudin


Golf
Men’s Individual (Stroke Play)
2nd Marc Ong Chong Ching

Men’s Team (Match Play) 
1st Gregory Raymund Foo Yongen, Joshua Shou Minqing, Marc Ong Chong Ching


Gymnastics
Artistic
Women’s Team
2nd Zeng Qiyan

Rhythmic
Women's Group Mixed Apparatus (2 Ropes 3 Balls)
3rd Avryl Tan Ying, Edlyn Ho Zen Yee, Jael Chew, Lyn Yeo Siew Lyn, Michele Petrova Lau Xin Ling, Phebe Meredith Lau Zhi Ling

Women's Group Single Apparatus (5 Hoops)
2nd Avryl Tan Ying, Edlyn Ho Zen Yee, Jael Chew, Lyn Yeo Siew Lyn, Michele Petrova Lau Xin Ling, Phebe Meredith Lau Zhi Ling

Women's Team
3rd Avryl Tan Ying, Edlyn Ho Zen Yee, Phebe Meredith Lau Zhi Ling


Netball
Women's Team
2nd Kimberly Lim Wei Yan, Melody Teo, Nur 'Aqilah Afiqah Andin Agustino Saman


Pencak Silat
Men's Artistic Doubles
3rd Muhammad Haziq Zainal Abidin, Nujaid Hasif Zainal Abidin

Men's Artistic Team
3rd Hamillatu Arash Juffrie, Muhammad Haziq Zainal Abidin, Nujaid Hasif Zainal Abidin

Men's Match Class 'G' (75-80kg)
2nd Muhammad Nur Alfian Juma'en

Men's Match Class 'J' (90-95kg)
1st Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau'ddin

Women's Match Class 'B' (50-55kg)
3rd Nurul Shafiqah Mohamed Saiful

Women's Match Class 'D' (60-65kg)
3rd Nurul Suhaila Mohamed Saiful


Shooting
Men's 10m Air Rifle Individual
2nd Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman

Women's 10m Air Rifle Individual
1st Martina Lindsay P Veloso (New SEA Games Record)


Table Tennis
Men's Singles
2nd Clarence Chew Zhe Yu

Men's Doubles
1st Pang Xue Jie
2nd Clarence Chew Zhe Yu, Ethan Poh Shao Feng

Men's Team
2nd Clarence Chew Zhe Yu, Ethan Poh Shao Feng, Pang Xue Jie

Women's Team
1st Yee Herng Hwee

Mixed Doubles
2nd Pang Xue Jie
3rd Clarence Chew Zhe Yu


Waterski and Wakeboarding
Women's Slalom
1st Sasha Siew Hoon Christian (New SEA Games Record)

Women's Wakeboard
1st Sasha Siew Hoon Christian

Mixed Team Wakeboard
2nd Sasha Siew Hoon Christian

Wushu
Men's Optional Taijijian
3rd Chan Jun Kai

Other New National Records
Aquatics (Swimming)
Men’s 400m Freestyle
4th Pang Sheng Jun (New National Record)

Athletics
Women’s 4x100m Relay
4th Dipna Lim Prasad, Nur Izlyn Zaini, Veronica Shanti Pereira, Wendy Enn (New National Record)


The Student Who Ended Up Teaching
International Youth Sports Camp
 
Ong Kaifen
Head, Cluster 1

Posted: 15 August 2017


It may have been her second visit to Singapore, but the humidity was still one of Alexis Fraser’s biggest challenges when she visited the Lion City as part of Singapore Sports School’s Inaugural International Youth Sports Camp.
 
Yet it was also this need to adapt to Singapore’s tropical weather which represented the Australian’s biggest takeaway after her stint here from 10 to 21 July.
 
“I needed to watch my hydration levels during training due to the lower rates of recovery. However, I am very thankful for this experience since it this will give me a better idea of how to pace myself should I compete in such humid conditions in the future.
 
“I was also very fortunate to learn some other technical drills which I will be able to improve myself and even share them with my coach back home, so I am very grateful towards Sports School for this opportunity” Alexis said.
 
Ironically, the 17-year-old had also been unknowingly passing on various tips to her Sports School peers while gaining lessons to bring home.
 
“I noticed Alexis kept a very strict diet regime. For instance, she would only consume a bowl of cereal for breakfast to keep tiredness at bay due to the digestion of meals. Her mindset and training attitude is something we can all learn from,” Zann Oh Shuyu of the Track and Field Academy said.
 
Their coach Liang Wei was also equally supportive of this new initiative to support budding youth athletes from our partner schools.
 
“Not only can our student-athletes compare standards with their international counterparts, they can also exchange training techniques to become more aware of the different methods adopted by different countries. Moreover, Alexis’s training standard was slightly higher than our own student-athletes which would motivate them to train harder,” Liang Wei said.
 
Apart from Alexis, six other outstanding student-athletes from various countries will participate in an intensive two week training programme where they will train and spar with Sports School student-athletes in a world class environment.
 
The camp will also serve as a platform for youth athletes around the world to forge mutual understanding and respect as well immerse themselves in Singapore’s rich and diverse culture.


Sports School Ready For KL
Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games Send-Off Ceremony

Posted: 15 August 2017


It all began in 2005 when Singapore Sports School sent seven student-athletes to the Southeast Asian Games in Manila. Six editions on and the number has increased by nearly 15 fold.

On 10 August 2017, Sports School organised its seventh send-off ceremony to recognise and cheer on its past and present student-athletes heading to the Kuala Lumpur 2017 SEA Games. Student-athletes and alumni will be competing in 17 out of 38 sports contested at the biennial Games.

The evening event was attended by Chairman of Sports School’s Board of Directors, Ms Yeoh Chee Yan, who was guest-of-honour, Chef de Mission Mr Milan Kwee and his deputies Mr Mark Chay and Mr Lee Wung Yew. Each SEA Games-bound athlete received a board comprising all Sports School athletes heading to the 29th edition in Kuala Lumpur and the school mascot ROAR.

Sports School sent off its largest number of representatives at this year’s SEA Games. Over 100 past and present student-athletes have been given the nod from the Singapore National Olympic Council, with at least 40% of them making their debut at the Games. Amongst the 104 Team Sports School’s competitors, 45 of them are current secondary and post-secondary student-athletes. Pistol coach Nigel Lim Swee Hon from the Shooting Academy will also be part of the Team Singapore contingent.

In the last edition of the Games on homeground, Sports School athletes contributed a creditable 38 per cent of the gold medals won by Team Singapore. They garnered 32 golds, 19 silvers and 19 bronzes.

Competition began for the footballers and netballers on 14 August. Sports School wishes our student-athletes and alumni the very best as they do Singapore proud at the Games which officially begin on 19 August. We’re Ready for KL and will be backing all of you up!

Team Singapore Sports School at Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games
Athletics
Calvin Kang Li Loong
Dipna Lim Prasad
Kugapriya d/o Chandran
Nur Izlyn Zaini (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Veronica Shanti Pereira
Wendy Enn

Badminton
Crystal Wong Jia Ying (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 2)
Jason Wong Guang Liang (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 4)
Lee Jianliang (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Liang Xiao Yu
Loh Kean Hean
Loh Kean Yew
Muhammad Elaf Tan Wei (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Nur Insyirah Khan Abdul Hamid Khan (Secondary 4)
Ong Ren-ne (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Ryan Ng Zin Rei (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Si To Jia Rong (Post-Secondary – DBS Year 1)
Tan Wei Han
Terry Hee Yong Kai
Yeo Jia Min (Post-Secondary)

Bowling
Basil Dill Ng Jui Chang (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 4)
Bernice Lim Hui Ying
Daphne Tan Shi Jing
Darren Ong Wei Siong (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Jazreel Tan Shi Hua
Keith Saw Hui-Xun
Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
New Hui Fen
Timothy Theodore Tham Fu Rong (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)

Cricket
Shafina Mahesh
Tan Zay Hua (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 2)

Aquatics
Diving
Fong Kay Yian

Open Water Swimming
Benedict Boon Ji Chao (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 4)
Chantal Liew Li-Shan
Chin Khar Yi
Erasmus Ang Zhong Qing (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 1)

Pool Swimming
Amanda Lim Xiang Qi
Benedict Boon Ji Chao (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 4)
Hoong En Qi
Pang Sheng Jun
Roanne Ho Ru'En

Synchronised Swimming
Ariel Sng Kai Lin (Secondary 4)
Debbie Soh Li Fei (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 2)
Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 2)
Miya Yong Hsing (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 1)

Water Polo
Koh Xiao Li
Loke En Yuan
Naomi Yap Xiao Fei

Fencing
Ahmad Huzaifah Saharudin (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 1)
Amita Berthier (Secondary 4)
Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan

Football
Adam Swandi
Ikhsan Fandi
Illyas Lee Si Qin
Irfan Fandi
Joshua Bernard Pereira
Lionel Tan Han Wei
Mohamad Hanafi Mohd Akbar
Muhamad Rusyaidi Salime
Muhammad Amirul Adli Azmi
Muhammad Hami Syahin Said
Muhammad Muhaimin Suhaimi
Muhammad Muhelmy Suhaimi
Muhammad Shahrin Saberin
Muhammad Syahrul Sazali
Muhammad Zharfan Rohaizad

Golf
Callista Chen Wan Qing (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 2)
Gregory Raymund Foo Yongen
Jacqueline De Los Reyes Young (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 2)
Joshua Shou Minqing
Marc Ong Chong Ching

Gymnastics
Artistic
Sean Yeo Xong Sean (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 2)
Zeng Qiyan (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)

Rhythmic
Avryl Tan Ying (Secondary 4)
Edlyn Ho Zen Yee (Post-Secondary – DBS Year 1)
Jael Chew (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 1)
Lyn Yeo Siew Lyn (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 1)
Michele Petrova Lau Xin Ling (Secondary 4)
Phebe Meredith Lau Zhi Ling (Secondary 4)

Netball
Kimberly Lim Wei Yan
Melody Teo
Nur 'Aqilah Afiqah Andin Agustino Saman

Pencak Silat
Abdul Raaziq Abdul Rashid (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 2)
Hamillatu Arash Juffrie (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 2)
Muhammad Haziq Zainal Abidin
Muhammad Iqbal Abdul Rahman
Muhammad Nur Alfian Juma'en
Nujaid Hasif Zainal Abidin (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 1)
Nur Hakim Norshamsuddin (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 1)
Nurul Shafiqah Mohamed Saiful
Nurul Suhaila Mohamed Saiful
Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau'ddin
Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau'ddin

Shooting
Martina Lindsay P Veloso
Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 2)
Nigel Lim Swee Hon (Staff)

Table Tennis
Clarence Chew Zhe Yu (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 5)
Ethan Poh Shao Feng (Post-Secondary – DBS Year 1)
Pang Xue Jie
Yee Herng Hwee (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)

Tennis
Charmaine Seah Shi Yi
Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Sherwin Foo Shi Yun

Triathlon
Jeremia Christy Suriadi

Waterski & Wakeboarding
Sasha Siew Hoon Christian

Wushu
Chan Jun Kai (Secondary 4)

*All athletes are alumni unless otherwise stated.


Lincoln Finishes As Singapore's Top Performer
ASEAN Schools Games

Posted: 15 August 2017


No one would have begrudged Lincoln Forest Liqht Man if he had targeted just one bronze medal at the 2017 ASEAN Schools Games especially when one considers the 17-year-old had come up empty in his previous two appearances at the annual championships.

Yet Lincoln had much bigger dreams – to win Singapore’s first gymnastics individual men’s gold medal since 2011.

However, such was Lincoln’s form during the Games that he would surpass that to win 4 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronzes and emerge as Singapore’s top performer.

Not only did he finish first in the Individual All Around, Individual Floor and Parallel Bar events, he was also part of the quartet which clinched Singapore’s first ever Men’s Team gold.

“I knew how my seniors did in previous editions of the Games, so I really wanted to do my best to show everyone that the standard of Singapore’s gymnastics has improved,” Lincoln said.

His achievement was even more impressive when one remembers Lincoln had been struggling with wrist, back and ankle injuries during the competition from 19 to 25 July.

“Credit must go to Ms Jolene Tan, our sport physiotherapist who has been giving various strategies to manage the pain. My General Manager Ms Serena Wong has also been very helpful as she has always stood by me and given me plenty of moral support.

“In fact, being a full time student-athlete is difficult due to the sacrifices we need to make, but being in Sports School has helped me better juggle both my academic and sporting commitments,” Lincoln said. 

Sports School’s other multiple gold medallists were paddler Gerald Yu Zong Jun and Bowling Academy’s Aidan Poh.

Gerald bagged three gold medals thanks to his exploits in the Boys Team, Boys Doubles and Mixed Doubles events, while Aidan bowled his way to victory in the Boys Doubles and Boys All Events to add on to the two bronze medals he secured in the Boys Quartet and Boys Singles.

Sports School student-athletes ended the tournament with 10 golds, 8 silvers and 9 bronzes, a figure which amounts to slightly over 40 percent of Singapore’s gold medals. 

Results
Badminton
Boys Doubles
2nd Jason Teh Jia Heng
3rd Darrion Michael Ng Weng Soong, Ting Hock Yu

Boys Team
2nd Darrion Michael Ng Weng Soong, Jason Teh Jia Heng, Lee Wei Hong, Ting Hock Yu

Bowling
Boys All Events
1st Aidan Poh
3rd Jarred Lim Jia Le

Boys Singles
3rd Aidan Poh

Boys Doubles
1st Aidan Poh, Jarred Lim Jia Le

Boys Quartet
1st Kieran Tan Wei Zhong, Xavier Teo Jun Hao
3rd Aidan Poh, Jarred Lim Jia Le

Gymnastics
Mens Artistic Gymnastics Team
1st Lincoln Forest Liqht Man

Mens Individual All Around
1st Lincoln Forest Liqht Man

Mens High Bar
3rd Lincoln Forest Liqht Man

Mens Individual Floor
1st Lincoln Forest Liqht Man

Mens Individual Vault
2nd Lincoln Forest Liqht Man

Mens Parallel Bars
1st Lincoln Forest Liqht Man

Mens Rings
3rd Lincoln Forest Liqht Man

Women’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Team
2nd Leah Chew

Swimming
Girls 4x100m Freestyle
2nd Clydi Chan

Girls 4x200m Freestyle
2nd Clydi Chan

Table Tennis
Boys Doubles
1st Gerald Yu Zong Jun

Boys Team
1st Beh Kun Ting, Gerald Yu Zong Jun

Girls Singles
3rd Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin

Girls Doubles
3rd Tay Hui Li

Mixed Doubles
1st Gerald Yu Zong Jun, Goi Rui Xuan
2nd Liu Sijia

Track and Field
Girls 4x100m
3rd Ismi Zakiah Kashful Anwar

Girls Long Jump
2nd Tia Louise Rosario


Three Bronzes For Sports School Quartet
Hang Seng Hong Kong Junior and Cadet Open

Dave Lai
General Manager, Table Tennis Academy

Posted: 15 August 2017


Singapore Sports School’s paddlers returned with 3 bronze medals after a strong showing at the Hang Seng Hong Kong Junior and Cadet Open from 2 to 6 August 2017.

Andy Wong Yan Kai, Koen Pang Yew En and Nicholas Chong Xin Le got the ball rolling after they clinched bronze in the Cadet Boys’ Team event. The trio beat Hong Kong C 3-0 in the Last Eight before falling 2-3 to Hong Kong A in the Semifinals.

Koen and Andy later added their second bronze of the tournament from their efforts in the Cadet Boys’ Doubles. Hong Kong once again proved to be the Singaporeans’ nemesis after Koen and Andy fell 2-3 to Lau Chun Kit and Wong Hon Lam in the Last Four.

Gerald Yu Zong Jun rounded up the Table Tennis Academy’s bronze medalists thanks to his partnership with Thailand’s Yanapong Panagitgun in the Junior Boys’ Doubles. The duo finished third after reaching the Semis where they lost 3-1 to Li Hsin-Yang and Lin Yun-Ju.

Results
Cadet Boys Team
Joint 3rd Andy Wong Yan Kai, Koen Pang Yew En, Nicholas Chong Xin Le 

Cadet Boys Doubles
Joint 3rd Andy Wong Yan Kai, Koen Pang Yew En

Junior Boys Doubles
Joint 3rd Gerald Yu Zong Jun


Sports School Improves 2016 Medal Haul
International Children’s Games

Ong Kaifen
Head, Cluster 1

Posted: 14 July 2017


16 Singapore Sports School student-athletes took part in the 51st International Children’s Games in Kaunas, Lithuania from 4 to 9 July and returned with 5 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 2 bronze medals along with 13 new personal best times.  This return of 11 medals also means the Class of 2017 have bettered our 2016 medal haul of 4 golds, 2 silvers and 3 bronzes.

Our swimmers once again made waves as they contributed 3 of Singapore’s 5 gold medals. Sports School’s up and coming young talent Clydi Chan secured victories in the Girls 100m and 200m Freestyle to add onto Luke Tan Yu Yang’s Boys 400m Freestyle gold medal.

“It has been my absolute pride and honour to be able to represent Singapore and Sports School in this International Children’s Games,” Clydi said.

Sprinter Reuben Rainer Lee Siong En emulated Clydi’s 2 gold medal feat after he led the Boys 100m race from start to finish. He later clinched his second gold medal of the Games after he anchored the Boys 4x100m relay team to victory.

“This trip was a very memorable one for me, especially in the 4x100m Final when I had to chase down our Chinese Taipei rivals to overtake the anchor runner before the finishing line. I knew my teammates had given their all, and I could not let them down,” Reuben said.

Clydi was also among the silver medallists after she finished second in the Girls 400m Freestyle to claim a new personal best and Sports School swimming record. Luke added 2 silvers to his medal haul through his exploits in the Boys 200m Freestyle as well as in the Boys 4x100m Freestyle.

Ervina Lim Qianhui and Mitchell Ang Li rounded up Sports School’s medallists after they won bronze medals in the Girls 400m Freestyle and Boys 200m Individual Medley respectively.

The 2017 International Children’s Games has been a fruitful one for our student-athletes as they were able to experience the pressures of a major international tournament. They have certainly exhibited many of Sports School’s values during this trip. Not only did they showcase Excellence and Resilience to adapt to the 24-hour travel, jetlag to give their best in back to back competitions, the student-athletes also displayed Respect and Integrity when they demonstrated sportsmanship and respect to their opponents from different cultures. Furthermore, our student-athletes also exhibited Responsibility by ensuring they complete their homework during their pockets of free time.

Our student-athletes thoroughly enjoyed their experience in Kaunas, and have certainly lived up to this year’s Games’ theme of “We are here to change history”.

The International Children’s Games objective is to encourage friendship through sporting events, hereby contributing to mutual understanding, tolerance and respect in the spirit of the various Olympic values. A total of 90 cities and approximately 1, 500 athletes between 12 and 15 years participate in this prestigious event every year.

Results
Swimming
Boys 200m Individual Medley
3rd Mitchell Ang Li

Boys 200m Freestyle
2nd Luke Tan Yu Yang

Boys 400m Freestyle
1st Luke Tan Yu Yang

Boys 4x100m Freestyle
2nd Andre Kang Wen Ming, Luke Tan Yu Yang, Mitchell Ang Li, Ritchie Oh Rui Zhi

Girls 100m Butterfly
2nd Vanessa Ong

Girls 100m Freestyle
1st Clydi Chan

Girls 200m Freestyle
1st Clydi Chan

Girls 400m Freestyle
2nd Clydi Chan
3rd Ervina Lim Qianhui

Track and Field
Boys 100m
1st Reuben Rainer Lee Siong En

Boys 4x100m
1st Chin Yi Yang, Lucas Lim Yi Liang, Mohamed Haziq Mohamed Yazli, Reuben Rainer Lee Siong En

SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES
Swimming
Andre Kang Wen Ming
Clydi Chan
Ervina Lim Qianhui
Julia Lium
Luke Tan Yu Yang
Mitchell Ang Li
Ritchie Oh Rui Zhi
Vanessa Ong

Table Tennis
Jabez Mason Law Yong Jun
Liu Sijia
Lu Hua Yu
Nicholas Chong Xin Le

Track and Field
Chin Yi Yang
Lucas Lim Yi Liang
Mohamed Haziq Mohamed Yazli
Reuben Rainer Lee Siong En


Sports School Goes To Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games: List Of Confirmed Athletes

Posted: 14 July 2017

In slightly over a month’s time, at least 40 past and present Singapore Sports School student-athletes will be fighting for national glory in our neighbouring country. Thirty-nine student-athletes and alumni, including one staff, have received confirmation of their participation at the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games which officially opens on 19 August.


At the previous edition of the SEA Games on homeground in 2015, Sports School’s past and present student-athletes contributed a creditable 38% of the gold medal haul to Team Singapore’s tally. Prominent athletes such as kegler Jazreel Tan Shi Hua (Women’s Masters), swimmer Amanda Lim Xiang Qi (Women’s 50m Freestyle) and waterskier Sasha Siew Hoon Christian (Women’s Slalom and Wakeboard) will be fighting to defend their titles at the SEA Games.

Meanwhile, 12 of the confirmed 39 Sports School athletes will be making their debut at the regional Games. Nine current secondary and post-secondary student-athletes, which includes World Cadet Foil bronze medallist Amita Berthier and Men’s 10m Air Rifle National Record holder Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman, seek to benefit from the experience of competing at a major game and fly Singapore’s flag high.

Several sports such as Badminton, Football and Track and Field have yet to announce their final list of athletes competing at the 29th edition of the biennial Games.

Bowling
Basil Dill Ng Jui Chang
Bernice Lim Hui Ying
Daphne Tan Shi Jing
Darren Ong Wei Siong
Jazreel Tan Shi Hua
Keith Saw Hui-Xun
Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh
New Hui Fen
Timothy Theodore Tham Fu Rong

Cricket
Shafina Mahesh
Tan Zay Hua

Fencing
Ahmad Huzaifah Saharudin
Amita Berthier
Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan

Golf
Abdul Hadi Uda Thith
Callista Chen Wan Qing
Gregory Raymund Foo Yongen
Jacqueline De Los Reyes Young
Joshua Shou Minqing
Marc Ong Chong Ching
Nicole Mok Shue Ying

Netball
Kimberly Lim Wei Yan
Melody Teo
Nur ‘Aqilah Afiqah Andin Agustino Saman

Shooting
Martina Lindsay P Veloso
Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman
Nigel Lim Swee Hon (Staff) 

Swimming
Amanda Lim Xiang Qi
Benedict Boon Ji Chao
Chantal Liew Li-Shan
Chin Khar Yi
Erasmus Ang Zhong Qing
Hoong En Qi
Roanne Ho Ru’En
Pang Sheng Jun

Table Tennis
Clarence Chew Zhe Yu
Ethan Poh Shao Feng
Pang Xue Jie
Yee Herng Hwee

Waterskiing
Sasha Siew Hoon Christian


Edric Puts Singapore On Medal Tally
2017 Vinh Long Table Tennis Invitational Tournament

Posted: 14 July 2017

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Singapore Sports School post-secondary student-athlete Edric Lim Zheng Jie was Singapore’s only medallist at the 2017 Vinh Long Table Tennis Invitational Tournament from 7 to 9 July 2017.

The student-athlete on Sports School’s customised Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management programme defeated opponents from host country Vietnam and Indonesia in the Rounds of 32, 16 and 8 by the same scoreline of 3-1 to enter the Semi-Finals on 9 July.

However, semi-finalist Chen Xinh Chen proved a tough match as Edric lost 0-3 to his Chinese opponent. Edric was awarded the bronze medal after a walkover by Indonesia’s Donny Prasetya in the playoff for third place.

Results
Round of 32
Edric Lim Zheng Jie v Nguyen Van Ngoc (VIE): Won 3-1

Round of 16
Edric Lim Zheng Jie v Ficky Santoso (INA): Won (3-1)

Quarter-Finals
Edric Lim Zheng Jie v Dinh Quang Linh (VIE): Won 3-1

Semi-Finals
Edric Lim Zheng Jie v Chen Xinh Chen (CHN): Lost 0-3

Bronze Medal Match
Edric Lim Zheng Jie v Donny Prasetya Aji (INA): Walkover


Koen Wins Three On Home Soil
Southeast Asian Junior and Cadet Championships
 
Dave Lai
General Manager, Table Tennis

Posted: 14 July 2017


Koen Pang Yew En reinforced his status as one of South East Asia’s top table tennis prospects after he won three gold medals at the Southeast Asian Junior and Cadet Championships from 13 to 16 June.

Not only did the he retain his Cadet Boys Team and Doubles titles, he also bettered his 2016 bronze medal finish to secure the Cadet Boys Singles crown.

Moreover, Koen’s hat trick of victories at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall means he has emulated fellow student-athlete Beh Kun Ting’s 2016 accomplishment of winning three gold medals at the annual championships.

“I wanted to do well for my parents since they always watch me whenever I compete in Singapore. Furthermore, the presence of the home crowd constantly reminds you of the pride you feel when you represent Singapore,” Koen said. 

Despite Koen’s achievement, the 15-year-old’s path was far from smooth, especially in the Singles event where he needed come from behind victories against Chanpen Chetthanabodi and Dominic Koh in the final and quarter-final respectively.

“There was some nervousness in the Singles final, but I told myself to focus on the outcome and to continue playing my own game. However, even though I have done very well this year, I must continue to work hard especially since I will compete in the Junior category next year,”  Koen said.

The Secondary 3 student-athlete was not the only one to end the tournament with a gold medal, as Andy Wong Yan Kai, Ethan Poh Shao Feng, Goi Rui Xuan, Tan En Hui, Wong Xin Ru, and Zhang Wanling all stood highest on the podium at least once to help Singapore end the tournament with 8 golds, 5 silvers and 5 bronzes. 

Results
Junior Boys Singles
1st Ethan Poh Shao Feng 

Junior Boys Doubles
3rd Ethan Poh Shao Feng

Junior Boys Team 
2nd Beh Kun Ting, Gerald Yu Zong Jun, Ethan Poh Shao Feng 

Junior Girls Singles
2nd Eunice Lim Zoe

Junior Girls Doubles
1st Tan En Hui and Zhang Wanling
2nd Goi Rui Xuan and Wong Xin Ru
Joint 3rd Lu Hua Yu and Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin

Junior Girls Team
1st Wong Xin Ru, Goi Rui Xuan, Zhang Wanling

Junior Mixed Doubles
1st Ethan Poh Shao Feng and Wong Xin Ru
2nd Gerald Yu Zong Jun and Goi Rui Xuan

Cadet Boys Singles
1st Koen Pang Yew En

Cadet Boys Doubles
1st Koen Pang Yew En

Cadet Boys Team
1st Koen Pang Yew En, Andy Wong Yan Kai

Cadet Girls Doubles
Joint 3rd Jassy Tan Li Lin

Cadet Girls Team
4th Jassy Tan Li Lin


Milestones For Andy And Jabez

2017 Thailand Junior and Cadet Open
 
Dave Lai
General Manager, Table Tennis

Posted: 15 June 2017


Andy Wong Yan Kai and Jabez Mason Law Yong Jun recorded personal milestones in their young table tennis career when they finished on the podium in an International Table Tennis Federation competition for the first time.
 
The pair along with Koen Pang Yew En were part of the Cadet Boys Team who clinched a Cadet Boys Team silver in the 2017 Thailand Junior and Cadet Open.
 
The second seeds reached the semi-finals thanks to a 3-1 victory over Hong Kong B, before they fell 0-3 to Hong Kong A in the final.
 
“This win is definitely a boost to my confidence, and a reminder that there is no reason to be afraid, but I should just play my best and put into practice what I have learnt,” Jabez said.
 
It was also a good tournament for Gerald Yu Zong Jun and Beh Kun Ting who teamed up with Lucas Tan to reach the semi-finals of the Junior Boys Team event. Gerald also performed admirably in the Junior Singles event where he progressed to the quarter finals.
 
Overall, the tournament gave them the opportunity to spar with players of various nationalities which will serve them well as they prepare for the upcoming Southeast Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships in June.
 
Results

Cadet Boys team
2nd Andy Wong Yan Kai, Jabez Mason Law Yong Jun, Koen Pang Yew En
 
Junior Boys Team
3rd Beh Kun Ting, Gerald Yu Zong Jun


Confidence The Key For Pearlin
2017 National Inter-School Table Tennis Championships

Dave Lai
General Manager, Table Tennis

Posted: 15 May 2017


Many of today’s athletes are susceptible to dips in form, and Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin is no different.

With her poor form heading into the National Inter-School Table Tennis Championships affecting her confidence, winning the title on 18 April was the furthest thing on her mind. All she wanted was to rediscover the form which made her top seed at the championships.

Ultimately, it would be a pre-tournament pep talk which would be the catalyst to her 3-1 victory over Dorothea Ban of Raffles Girls School to clinch the “B” Division Girls Singles crown at Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School.

“My teammates reminded me to adopt a match by match approach and not look to far ahead. My morale was further boosted when General Manager Dave Lai reassured me I stood a good chance of winning as long as I played to my usual standard” Pearlyn said.

There was also more good news for the Secondary 4 student-athlete after she teamed up with Goi Rui Xuan, Jassy Tan Li Lin, Lew Yen Lin, Lu Hua Yu, Tan Ker Hui and Wong Xin Ru to beat RGS and take the “B” Division Girls Team trophy.

Such was their dominance this season that our girls won all their matches without dropping a game en route to the title.

“I am very pleased to be able to bring glory to the school. Credit must go to our juniors who showed tremendous courage even though it was their first time competing in the “B” Division,” Pearlyn said.

On top of the titles in the “B” Division Girls category, the quartet of Tay Hui Li, Beh Kun Ting, Andy Wong Yan Kai and Liu Sijia all triumphed in their respective individual events to help Sports School end the National Schools campaign with 5 Individual and 1 Team title.

Results
"C" Division Boys

Individual
1st: Andy Wong Yan Kai 

"C" Division Girls

Individual
1st: Liu Sijia 

"B" Division Boys

Individual
1st: Beh Kun Ting
3rd: Gerald Yu Zong Jun

"B" Division Girls

Individual
1st: Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin
3rd: Goi Rui Xuan

Team
1st: Goi Rui Xuan, Jassy Tan Li Lin, Lew Yen Lin, Lu Hua Yu, Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin, Tan Ker Hui, Wong Xin Ru 

"B" Division Girls

Individual
1st: Tay Hui Li


Double Happiness For Koen

2017 SAFRA-STTA Table Tennis Championships
 
Dave Lai
General Manager, Table Tennis Academy

Posted: 13 April 2017


It was double happiness for Koen Pang Yew En after he clinched both the Under 15 and Under 18 crowns at the SAFRA-STTA Table Tennis Championships from 9 to 18 March 2017.

He easily dispatched Sean Ang in the final to improve on his 2016 bronze medal finish and secure his first ever Boys U15 crown.

However, his road to victory in the Boys U18 category was not as straightforward.

Koen needed seven games to overcome post-secondary student-athlete Ethan Poh Shao Feng in the final and secure his win at SAFRA Toa Payoh.

Such was the competitiveness of the game, that victory was only decided in the seventh and final game.

His achievement also means Koen has now won three of the age-group titles on offer, having also triumphed in the Under 12 category in 2014.

In fact, with Koen still in Secondary 3, there is a possibility he can emulate Sports School alumna Ang Wan Qi to win three U18 crowns.

Meanwhile, Sports School also performed well in the Girls category, with Wong Xin Ru leading Goi Rui Xuan and Eunice Lim Zoe in a Sports School 1-2-3 in the Girls U18 division.

Like Koen, Xin Ru also needed seven games to beat Rui Xuan in the final, adding the U18 crown to her U15 title from 2016 in the process.
 
Results
Boys U15
1st Koen Pang Yew En
3rd Andy Wong Yan Kai
 
Boys U18
1st Koen Pang Yew En
2nd Ethan Poh Shao Feng
3rd Beh Kun Ting
 
Girls U18
1st Wong Xin Ru
2nd Goi Rui Xuan
3rd Eunice Lim Zoe


Sports School Paddlers Highlight Potential
2017 Singapore Junior & Hopes Invitational Table Tennis Tournament
 
Dave Lai
General Manager, Table Tennis Academy

Posted: 13 April 2017


“Developing the next generation of talent in table tennis” was the tournament’s theme and Singapore Sports School paddlers showed they were some of the brightest prospects in the region when they swept the top prizes in the Under 18 categories of the Singapore Junior & Hopes Invitational Table Tennis Tournament.

Goi Rui Xuan and Wong Xin Ru (Team Singapore 1) beat fellow Sports School student-athlete Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin and partner Liu Sijia (Team Singapore 2) to secure the Girls U18 Team crown, while Gerald Yu Zong Jun and Beh Kun Ting (Team Singapore A) clinched the Boys U18 title at the Lee Kong Chian Toa Payoh Table Tennis Training Hall.

The tournament from 31 March to 2 April 2017 was organised to celebrate World Table Tennis Day and saw more than 100 youth paddlers from China, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia taking part.

Results
Boys U18 Team
1st Beh Kun Ting, Gerald Yu Zong Jun
 
Girls U18 Team
1st Goi Rui Xuan, Wong Xin Ru
2nd Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin


Xue Jie Wins Medal In First Tournament As Professional
2017 Thailand Open
 
Dave Lai
General Manager, Table Tennis Academy

Posted: 13 April 2017

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He may have been making his professional debut, but Pang Xue Jie was not the least bit fazed as he teamed up with national team mate Gao Ning to win a men’s doubles silver in the Thailand Open, their first outing as a doubles pairing.

The unseeded duo reached the final in Bangkok where they succumbed 16-18, 6-11, 9-11 to Japanese fifth seeds Kenji Matsudaira and Jin Ueda on 2 April.

Xue Jie also reached the last-16 in the men’s singles where he lost in straight games to India’s Amalraj Anthony.

This is the World No.281’s first competitive outing since he started training full time in February this year.

The Sports School alumnus will be hoping his partnership with Gao Ning will help him win gold at the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games to add to his men’s doubles gold at the Jakarta 2011 Sea Games and team gold from the Naypyidaw 2013 Sea Games.

Xue Jie was also part of the men's team which clinched victory at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.

His biggest scalp to date has been a victory against then World No.14 Koki Niwa, a former world junior champion and Youth Olympic Games gold medallist at the World Team Table Tennis Championships in March 2016.


Paddlers On World Junior Podiums
2017 ITTF Junior Circuit: French and Swedish Junior and Cadet Open; 2017 Safir International Tournament 

Chow Yan Teng
Swimming Academy Alumnus

Pictures by Dave Lai, General Manager, Table Tennis Academy

Posted: 15 February 2017

It was a tight and hectic February for Singapore Sports School’s Table Tennis Academy student-athletes. A day after the North Zone Schools Table Tennis Championships had concluded, 16 secondary and post-secondary student-athletes made their way to France for the 2017 French Junior and Cadet Open followed by the Swedish turn.

Sports School paddlers did well to clinch 1 silver and 4 bronze medals at both tournaments in the International Table Tennis Federation’s World Junior Circuit. They put up good performances and fought hard against age-group athletes from different countries to achieve podium finishes.

At the French Junior and Cadet Open from 15 to 19 February in Metz, Secondary 4 student-athletes Beh Kun Ting and Gerald Yu Zong Jun won Singapore’s only medal at the tournament by clinching the silver in the Junior Boys Doubles. They were defeated 1-3 by local paddlers Irvin Bertrand and Lilian Bardet in the Final on 16 February.

Moving northward to Orebro, Sweden, for the Swedish Junior and Cadet Open, eight paddlers continued their strong performance in the circuit from 22 to 26 February. Post-secondary student-athletes Tan En Hui and Zhang Wanling added a bronze on Singapore’s medal tally in the Junior Girls Doubles. The duo met the pairing of Maki Shiomi from Japan and Wong Chin Yau from Hong Kong in the Semi-Finals on 23 February but succumbed to their attacks, eventually losing 1-3. Current secondary 4 student-athletes Goi Rui Xuan and Wong Xin Ru also achieved a commendable Quarter-Finals finish in the same event.

Two days later, 3 more bronze medals were secured in the 2017 Safir International Tournament, a competition linked to the Swedish Open. Post-secondary student-athlete Eunice Lim Zoe and secondary student-athletes Goi Rui Xuan and Koen Pang Yew En managed podium finishes in the Under 18 and Under 16 Girls and Boys Singles, respectively.

Results
2017 French Junior and Cadet Open
Junior Boys’ Doubles
2nd Beh Kun Ting Gerald Yu Zong Jun

2017 Swedish Junior and Cadet Open
Junior Girls’ Doubles
3rd Tan En Hui and Zhang Wanling

2017 Safir International Tournament
Boys Under 15 Singles
3rd Koen Pang Yew En

Girls Under 15 Singles
3rd Goi Rui Xuan

Girls Under 18 Singles
3rd Eunice Lim Zoe


Shuttlers Cruise Through Zonal Rounds
2017 North Zone Schools Championships

Posted: 15 March 2017


The North Zone Schools Championships have concluded for our Badminton, Netball and Table Tennis Academies and they are now gearing up for the National Schools rounds.

Singapore Sports School’s Badminton Academy defeated long-time opponents – Bowen Secondary School in the “B” and “C” Boys Divisions and Singapore Chinese Girls School in the Girls Divisions – to clinch the North Zone Championship titles in all four categories.

Meanwhile, our Netball and Table Tennis Academies both secured the champion title in the “B” Girls Division. Our netballers encountered CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent in the North Zone Finals and triumphed in the “B” Division but defeated in the “C” category.

Sports School Table Tennis Academy was represented by its “B” Division Girls team and they enjoyed a successful run in the competition, beating CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School in the Final.

The North Zone Championships continue for our Football Academy student-athletes and we wish them all the best.


Xin Ru's Doubles Double
2017 National Table Tennis Grand Finale

Dave Lai
General Manager, Table Tennis Academy

Posted: 15 February 2017


Paddler Wong Xin Ru started the year brilliantly when  she won 2 gold medals at the National Table Tennis Grand Finale from 6 to 15 January 2017.

The 15-year-old partnered Koen Pang Yew En to bag the Mixed Doubles crown before teaming up with Eunice Lim Zoe to win the Women’s Doubles event at the Lee Kong Chian Toa Payoh Table Tennis Training Hall.

“I am very pleased with our achievements and it is especially nice to win a gold medal as this is my first time partnering Eunice,” Xin Ru said.

Her Mixed Doubles victory alongside Koen was also noteworthy as it was the first time the three-year-old pairing had won an Open level Mixed Doubles title.

“Koen and I have worked very hard and we have definitely improved our chemistry and tactics. These have resulted in better performances  each year,” she said.

The third seeds can be very pleased with themselves after they overcame older and more experienced opponents en route to their victory, including a semi-final win over top seeded duo Ethan Poh Shao Feng and Zermaine Lew.Zermaine Lew.top seeded duo Ethan Poh Shao Feng and Zermaine Lew.

Overall, it was a good tournament for our Table Tennis Academy after our student-athletes and alumni finished on the podium in five events; Men’s Singles and Doubles, Women’s Singles and Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

RESULTS
Men’s Singles
2nd – Clarence Chew Zhe Yu
Joint 3rd – Ethan Poh Shao Feng, Maxxe Tay Ming Han

Women’s Singles
Joint 3rd – Yee Herng Hwee, Zhang Wanling

Men’s Doubles
1st – Clarence Chew Zhe Yu and Ethan Poh Shao Feng
2nd – Pang Xue Jie
Joint 3rd – Maxxe Tay Ming Han

Women’s Doubles
1st – Eunice Lim Zoe, Wong Xin Ru
2nd – Tan En Hui, Zhang Wanling
Joint 3rd – Goi Rui Xuan and Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin

Mixed Doubles
1st – Koen Pang Yew En and Wong Xin Ru
2nd – Yee Herng Hwee
Joint 3rd – Ethan Poh Shao Feng and Zermaine Lew (non-Sports School), Gerald Yu Zong Jun and Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin


Clarence Leads The Charge
2016 South East Asian Table Tennis Championships

Dave Lai
General Manager, Table Tennis Academy

Posted: 13 January 2017


It was a merry Christmas for Singapore’s table tennis fraternity after past and present Sports School student-athletes clinched 3 golds, 2 silvers and 3 bronzes at the 2016 South East Asian Table Tennis Championships in Makasaar, Indonesia from 21 to 24 December 2016.

Clarence Chew Zhe Yu led the charge with gold medals in the Men’s and Mixed Doubles to go along with his Men's Team bronze.

Clarence’s doubles partner, Ethan Poh Shao Feng, also had a tournament to remember as he clinched a Men’s Singles silver to add to the gold and bronze medals he won with Clarence in the Men’s Doubles and Team events respectively.

Clarence and Ethan were not the only ones to contribute to Singapore’s gold medal haul as Goi Rui Xuan won the Women’s Doubles title alongside national team mate Lin Ye.

Rui Xuan’s strong form ensured her Women’s Doubles title was not her only medal after she combined with schoolmates Eunice Lim Zoe, Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin and Zhang Wanling, as well as Lin Ye to secure the Women’s Team silver.

RESULTS
Men’s Singles
2nd – Ethan Poh Shao Feng

Men’s Doubles
1st – Clarence Chew Zhe Yu, Ethan Poh Shao Feng
3rd – Edric Lim Zheng Jie, Maxxe Tay Ming Han

Men’s Team
3rd – Beh Kun Ting, Clarence Chew Zhe Yu, Edric Lim Zheng Jie, Ethan Poh Shao Feng, Maxxe Tay Ming Han

Women’s Singles
3rd – Zhang Wanling

Women’s Doubles
1st – Goi Rui Xuan

Women’s Team
2nd – Eunice Lim Zoe, Goi Rui Xuan, Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin, Zhang Wanling

Mixed Doubles
1st – Clarence Chew Zhe Yu


Sports School Dominates U15 Category
Char Yong National Youth Top 10 Table Tennis Tournament

Dave Lai
General Manager, Table Tennis Academy

Posted: 15 December 2016


Singapore Sports School’s Table Tennis Academy swept all the podium places in the Girls and Boys Singles Under 15 category of the Char Yong National Youth Top 10 Table Tennis Tournament at the Lee Kong Chian Toa Payoh Table Tennis Training Hall. 
 
Wong Xin Ru, Goi Rui Xuan and Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin finished first, second and third respectively in the Girls U15 Singles category, while Beh Kun Ting, Koen Pang Yew En and Gerald Yu Zong Jun clinched the gold, silver and bronze medal in that order. 
 
Eunice Lim Zoe and Tan En Hui also ended the tournament from 8 to 10 December with medals after they won first and second respectively in the Girls Singles U18 event.
 
The tournament from 8 to 10 December is an invitational youth competition for youth players who have achieved the highest ranking points through Singapore Table Tennis Association local tournaments throughout the year.

RESULTS
Boys Singles U15
1 Beh Kun Ting
2 Koen Pang Yew En
3 Gerald Yu Zong Jun

Girls Singles U15
1 Wong Xin Ru
2 Goi Rui Xuan
3 Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin

Girls Singles U18
1 Eunice Lim Zoe
2 Tan En Hui


Sports School Gives Back
Values in Action (Local)

Posted: 15 December 2016


As a Singapore Sports School student-athlete, high intensity physical activity is part of their daily routine. In pursuit of their sport dream, our student-athletes undergo training at least 10 times a week. 

On 19 November 2016, three of Sports School’s academies were reminded that there are others who are unable to enjoy the heart-pumping excitement that they sometimes take for granted. As part of their Values in Action initiative, the Badminton and Table Tennis Academies organised a Healthy Lifestyle Day for 20 children from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital’s asthma club – B.E.A.R.S (Breathe Easy And Restful Sleep). The children, ranging 5 to 15 years old, were introduced to the fundamentals of each sport and had an opportunity to try their hand at them. The hope is that the introduction to various forms of fun activities will be a catalyst for the children to engage in light activity daily due to the health benefits of exercise.

Student-athletes from the Shooting Academy continued their partnership with Moral Home of the Aged Sick, bringing an afternoon of joy and fun to the elderly residents. Student-athletes and staff serenaded their audience with their voices and a guitar accompaniment, and put their skills in chess and checkers to the test by interacting with the elderly. The evening concluded with our student-athletes wheeling some of the residents to Bedok Road Food Centre for dinner.

Two days later, Sports School’s bowlers joined in the spirit of giving when they visited MINDS Woodlands Gardens School and SUNDAC Bedok South. Bowling Academy student-athletes and staff distributed lunch packs and goodie bags to approximately 350 beneficiaries at their annual Values in Action project. In addition to interacting with the beneficiaries, our bowlers had the opportunity teach and participate in a dance with those from MINDS Woodlands.


Wanling Defeats Top Two Seeds En Route To Victory
2016 Dr Lee Bee Wah Cup-STTA Table Tennis Championships

Dave Lai
General Manager, Table Tennis Academy

Posted: 15 December 2016


She may have fallen to Tan En Hui in the Under 18 tournament, but that defeat only served to spur Zhang Wanling to victory in the Women’s Open division.

She triumphed over top seed Zermaine Lew 4-1 to clinch the Open crown at the Dr Lee Bee Wah Cup-STTA Table Tennis Championships from 18 to 27 November 2016.

“After I lost in the U18 division, I set myself a new target of winning in the Open category, and I am very happy to have achieved my goal,” the 6th seed said.

In fact, Wanling’s proved herself a worthy champion as her quarter final victory over 2nd seed Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin meant Wanling had defeated the competition’s top two seeds en route to her victory at Nee Soon South Community Club.

She was not the only Singapore Sports School student-athlete smiling at the end of the tournament as Goi Rui Xuan, Wong Xin Ru and Gerald Yu Zong Jun all emerged victorious in the Girls U15, Girls U18 and Boys U15 categories respectively.

RESULTS
Boys U15
1 Gerald Yu Zong Jun

Girls U15
1 Goi Rui Xuan

Girls U18
1 Wong Xin Ru
3 Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin, Tan En Hui

Women’s Open
1 Zhang Wanling
3 Eunice Lim Zoe, Wong Xin Ru


Kun Ting Triumphs With Team Asia

ITTF World Cadet Challenge

Dave Lai
General Manager, Table Tennis Academy

Posted: 15 November 2016

2 Beh Kun Ting at Chinese Taipei Junior and Cadet Open. Photo by ITTF.jpg
Beh Kun Ting. Photo by ITTF

In October, students all over Singapore were busy preparing for their end of the year examinations and Beh Kun Ting expected this period to be no different.

But the Secondary 3 student-athlete’s revision schedule was slightly altered when he was selected to represent Team Asia at the prestigious International Table Tennis Federation World Cadet Challenge from 21 to 29 October 2016.

Despite the tournament coinciding with his examinations, Singapore Sports School made arrangements for Kun Ting to delay sitting for his papers, and give him the unique opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the top players in his age-group.

“I am very grateful to my School-Within-A-School coordinator, Mrs Lu Hwee Hua, mentor Ms Tan Bee Leng and General Manager Mr Dave Lai for making the alternative arrangements to defer my examinations. This enabled me to focus on competing knowing I had their full support,” Kun Ting said.

Indeed, the 15-year-old and his teammates more than held their own as they won all their matches and defeated home favourites Team China 3-0 in the final for the Team title.

“My teammates are really strong players, and I wanted to perform at my best to live up to my billing as a member of the Champions. Training with them forced me to be at the top of my game at every match and training session,” he said.

Kun Ting also performed creditably in the Singles event, finishing 6th.

While it was his quarter-final finish at the Asian Junior and Cadet Championships that helped him secure his ticket to the ITTF World Cadet Championships in Shanghai, China, Kun Ting knew who he needed to credit for even getting him under consideration.

“This would not have been possible if I am not studying at Singapore Sports School. The SWS has helped brush up my skills, and strengthened my fundamentals in the process. The coaches here look into our individual weaknesses and mentor us one to one. 

“Moreover, I was also given the opportunity to defer my examinations by three weeks and provided with ample time to compete and return and do my revision, for which I am truly grateful,” said Kun Ting.


Koen Gets A Polishing With World-Class Coaching
ITTF Rough Diamonds Training Camp In Luxembourg

Dave Lai
General Manager, Table Tennis Academy

Posted: 14 October 2016

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Koen Pang Yew  En

Koen Pang Yew En had the opportunity to receive world-class coaching when he attended the inaugural International Table Tennis Federation Rough Diamonds Training Camp.

Among the instructors at the camp in Luxembourg were Li Xiaodong, who trained former Olympic and World Champion Ma Long, as well as 4-time Olympic gold medallist Zhang Yining.

The camp saw Koen, along with 19 others selected based on their results in the ITTF Junior circuit, being put through their paces from 6 to 12 September 2016.

“It was such an amazing opportunity to train with some of the top U15 players around the world and receive such elite coaching,” Koen said.

Indeed, it has been a good learning experience for the Secondary 2 student-athlete as he picked up both technical and mental lessons.

A hardworking student-athlete, Koen has already thought about how he can improve. 

“Coach Li says my footwork needs to be quicker, and also to improve my forehand so that I can be more aggressive in making powerful shots,” said the 14-year-old. 

Yet, despite the numerous tips he may have picked up, Koen is fully aware of the role Singapore Sports School has played in his development, especially in allowing him to juggle both his academic and sporting pursuits.

“The unique structure at Sports School allows me to train and compete overseas, yet catch up on my studies and not miss out. This, I feel is the biggest benefit of studying here. Without it, I would not have improved as much and be selected for the Rough Diamonds Training Camp,” he said.


Gerald Beats 3 Higher-Ranked Players For Bronze
Chinese Taipei Junior and Cadet Open
 
Dave Lai
General Manager, Table Tennis Academy

Posted: 15 September 2016


Every athlete hopes his efforts at training will result in a major achievement in his next competition. For Gerald Yu Zong Jun, his breakthrough happened at the Chinese Taipei Junior and Cadet Open.

The Secondary 3 student-athlete defeated three higher-ranked table tennis players in the Cadet Boys’ Singles tournament from 24 to 28 August 2016 before he was stopped in his tracks in the semi-finals by the eventual Cadet Boys Singles winner, Tai Ming-Wei from Chinese Taipei. 

Gerald beat Takeru Kashiwa from Japan, 3-0 (12, 6, 3); Park Gyeongtae from Korea, 3-1 (-7, 8, 10, 8) and Hsu Po-Hsuan from Chinese Taipei, 3-1 (6, -7, 4, 12). Each win gave him more confidence. He was raring to go in his semi-final match against Ming-Wei, but fell short 0-3 (-6, -6, -4).

“I have now experienced what a breakthrough feels like. It was exhilarating to defeat Hsu Po-Hsuan. And after beating Takeru Kashiwa¸ I felt unstoppable,” said Gerald. “Not advancing to the final means I need to work harder at improving my technical skills and reading my opponents’ games.

“I was able to win the bronze because the Sports School Table Tennis Academy gave me opportunities to improve my game. This is my 16th overseas competition in two-and-a-half years. The exposure to the different skills and styles of players of different countries has sharpened my skills. I will be working closely with my coach, Ma Liang, towards my next breakthrough.”

Beh Kun Ting and Koen Pang Yew En also won a bronze medal, in the Cadet Boys Doubles competition.

Our coaches are pleased with how our student-athletes performed in this competition as they had to play beyond their capabilities in order to step up the prize podium.
 
RESULTS
Cadet Boys’ Singles
3 Gerald Yu Zong Jun
 
Cadet Boys’ Doubles
3 Beh Kun Ting and Koen Pang Yew En


Swimmers, Paddlers Put Up Big Show
2016 Thailand Sports School Games

Posted: 15 September 2016


Singapore Sports School swimmers and table tennis players scored big at the 19th Thailand Sports School Games in Chonburi from 25 July to 5 August 2016.

The Swimming Academy was crowned Boys’ and Girls’ Overall Champions – thanks to a haul of 20 golds, 7 silvers and 11 bronzes.

Mitchell Ang Li, Owen Teo Bo En, Sarah Chue Wen Xin and Vanessa Ong were our top swimmers as they turned in 2 gold medals each. Sarah also finished the Games with two Meet Records.

Meanwhile, Andy Wong Yan Kai secured 3 gold medals to become the Table Tennis Academy’s top performer, although it was his female counterparts who won the Girls’ Overall Champion Trophy after claiming gold in five events.

In track and field, our student-athletes competed in the U14, U16 and U18 divisions. Altogether, they won 12 golds, 9 silvers and 7 bronzes.

In football, our team reached the quarter-finals of the U16 tournament, but was prevented from advancing when it took a 0-3 defeat from Bangkok.

Sports School sent 94 student-athletes to participate in the football, swimming, table tennis and track and field competitions and they returned with 40 golds, 18 silvers and 21 bronzes.

RESULTS
Swimming (U14)
50m Backstroke (Boys)
1 Mitchell Ang Li

100m Backstroke (Boys)
1 Owen Teo Bo En

100m Backstroke (Girls)
1 Candice Ang Ruo Han

200m Backstroke (Boys)
1 Owen Teo Bo En

50m Breaststroke (Boys)
2 Jordan Ong Jun Han

100m Breaststroke (Boys)
3 Morris Yong Jiahao

200m Breaststroke( Boys)
1 Jordan Ong Jun Han
3 Morris Yong Jiahao

200m Breaststroke (Girls)
1 Julia Lium

50m Butterfly (Boys)
3 Andre Kang Wen Ming

50m Butterfly (Girls)
1 Vanessa Ong

100m Butterfly (Girls)
1 Vanessa Ong

200m Individual Medley
1 Mitchell Ang Li
3 Sean Patrick

50m Freestyle (Girls)
2 Goh Chiat Ling (Wu Jie Ling)

100m Freestyle (Boys)
3 Kiran Lim Tao Liang

100m Freestyle (Girls)
1 Goh Chiat Ling (Wu Jie Ling)

200m Freestyle (Boys)
3 Kiran Lim Tao Liang

200m Freestyle (Girls)
3 Raeann Tan

1500m Freestyle (Boys)
1 Ritchie Oh Rui Zhi

Swimming (U16)
50m Backstroke (Girls)
1 Darra Quek Ting Yi

100m Backstroke (Girls)
1 Regine Goh Xuan Xuan
2 Darra Quek Ting Yi

200m Backstroke (Boys)
2 Nicholas Rachmadi

200m Backstroke (Girls)
2 Regine Goh Xuan Xuan
3 Darra Quek Ting Yi

50m Breaststroke (Boys)
1 Ng Jian Yan

50m Breaststroke (Girls)
1 Choo Yi Xuan

100m Breaststroke (Boys)
2 Ng Jian Yan
3 Ryan Lim Tao Yuan

100m Breaststroke (Girls)
1 Jasmine Tan
2 Choo Yi Xuan

200m Breaststroke (Boys)
1 Dynes Quek Yi Chen
3 Ryan Lim Tao Yuan

50m Freestyle (Girls)
1 Sarah Chue Wen Xin

100m Freestyle (Girls)
1 Sarah Chue Wen Xin

200m Freestyle (Girls)
1 Renee Wee Yu Ting

Swimming (U18)
50m Freestyle (Boys)
3 Aaron Shane Tan Wen

Table Tennis (U14)
Singles (Girls)
1 Lu Hua Yu
2 Jassy Tan Li Lin
3 Koh Jia Qi

Team (Girls)
1 Corissa Cheng Yoke Sum, Jassy Tan Li Lin, Koh Jia Qi, Lu Hua Yu

Table Tennis (U16)
Singles (Boys)
1 Andy Wong Yan Kai
2 Jabez Mason Law Yong Jun
3 Nicholas Chong Xin Le

Singles (Girls)
1 Eunice Lim Zoe
3 Tan Ker Hui

Doubles (Boys)
1 Andy Wong Yan Kai, Jabez Mason Law Yong Jun

Team (Boys)
1 Andy Wong Yan Kai, Jabez Mason Law Yong Jun, Nicholas Chong Xin Le

Team (Girls)
1 Eunice Lim Zoe, Lew Yen Lin, Tan Ker Hui

Table Tennis (U18)
Singles (Girls)
1 Tan Hui Li

Track and Field (U14)
100m (Boys)
3 Mohamed Haziq Mohamed Yazli

100m (Girls)
3 Erza Irdina Abdul Latiff

200m (Boys)
1 Reuben Rainer Lee Siong En

800m (Boys)
1 Brandon Norton

4x100m (Girls)
1 Erza Irdina Abdul Latiff, Nur Ria Isabelle Suhimi, Nurul Insyirah Mohamed Faisal, Zann Oh Shuyu

4x100m (Boys)
1 Chin Yi Yang, Lucas Lim Yi Liang, Mohamed Haziq Mohamed Yazli, Reuben Rainer Lee Siong En

4x400m (Boys)
1 Brandon Norton, Chin Yi Yang, Mohamed Haziq Mohamed Yazli, Reuben Rainer Lee Siong En

100m Hurdles
3 Rachel Cheong (Zhong Xinfang)

High Jump (Boys)
1 Chin Yi Yang
2 Andrew George Medina

High Jump (Girls)
2 Yasmeen Marie Lutfi

Track and Field (U16)
100m (Girls)
3 Norasyiqin Mohamed Wahid

4x100m (Girls)
1 Diane Hilary Pragasam, Ismi Zakiah Kashful Anwar, Norasyiqin Mohamed Wahid, Raine Oh Shuqin

4x100m (Boys)
2 Chong Wei Guan, Mohamed Iskandar Shah Mohamed Fazil, Nur Syarin Zahari, Shawn Jong Tze Chean

4x400m (Boys) 
2 Chong Wei Guan, Mohamed Iskandar Shah Mohamed Fazil, Mohamed Zulkhairi Putera Mohamed Zali, Shawn Jong Tze Chean

110m Hurdles
1 Chong Wei Guan

400m Hurdles
1 Shawn Jong Tze Chean

High Jump (Boys)
1 Chong Wei Kit
2 Muhammad Hazim Ismail

High Jump (Girls)
3 Cherlin Sia Jia Yi

Long Jump (Boys)
2 Raeshon Loo Wei Ming

Pole Vault (Girls)
1 Cherlin Sia Jia Yi

Triple Jump
2 Arfan Azhar

Track and Field (U18)
100m Hurdles (Girls)
2 Nur Izlyn Zaini

110m Hurdles (Boys)
3 Jay Choo Zhan Xian

High Jump (Boys)
1 Ryan Teo Tze Jun

Long Jump (Boys)
3 Gary Wee Wei Zong

Octathlon
2 Kang Jun Jie

Football (U16)
Quarter-Finalists


Sports School Represented by 20 At ICG
International Children’s Games

Ong Kaifen
Acting Head, Cluster 1

Posted: 16 August 2016   

The 50th Edition of the International Children’s Games (ICG) this year was held in Taipei from 11th to 16th July 2016. The ICG’s objective is to encourage friendship through sporting events, thereby contributing to mutual understanding, tolerance, and respect in the spirit of the Olympics values. Approximately 83 cities and 2000 athletes between 12 and 15 years of age, participate in this prestigious event this year. 

Singapore Sports School, representing the City of Singapore sent a team of 20 athletes (10 from Swimming and 6 from Track & Field and 4 from Table Tennis) and we returned home with a medal haul of 4 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 3 bronze medals. At the same time, 11 personal best were set during this ICG. 

4 gold medals came from our undisputed team captain, Maximillian Ang Wei, in the swimming events. Over two days, he displayed a champion’s mindset despite back-to-back events, and touched the wall first in the 50m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley, earning 4 Personal Bests in his events at the same time. 

2 silver medals came from our female swimmers in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay (made up of Sarah Chue Wen Xin, Jasmine Tan Hui Fen, Vanessa Ong and Ervina Lim Qianhui) as well as Jabez Mason Law Yong Jun in the table tennis individual event. 

3 Bronze medals were contributed by Ervina in the 200m and 400m freestyle, as well as our male swimmers (made up of Maximillian, Mitchell Ang Li, Luke Chua Li Rong and Luke Tan Yu Yang) in the Boys 4x100m Freestyle Relay. 

More detailed results can be accessed from the following website (under individual sports):  
http://www.icg-newtaipeicity2016.com/gamesresults.php?results=2 

This Taipei ICG trip had been a fruitful one as the student-athletes got to go through a major game’s experience, and many student-athletes returned with PBs. The student-athletes have been very adaptable during the trip, and have certainly lived up to the theme of this year’s ICG “Be Strong, be Friends”. Student-athletes commented that this ICG was an enjoyable experience where they made many new friends, learnt a lot about the cultures of the cities that took part in this ICG and not forgetting the many t- shirts, jackets & gifts that they had exchanged with participants from other cities. 

RESULTS
Swimming 
50m Breaststroke (Boys)
1 Maximillian Ang Wei

100m Breaststroke (Boys)
1 Maximillian Ang Wei

200m Breaststroke (Boys)
1 Maximillian Ang Wei

4x100m Freestyle (Boys)
3 Luke Chua Li Rong, Luke Tan Yu Yang,Maximillian Ang Wei, Mitchell Ang Li

200m Individual Medley (Boys)
1 Maximillian Ang Wei

200m Fresestyle (Girls)
3 Ervina Lim Qianhui

400m Fresstyle (Girls)
3 Ervina Lim Qianhui

4x100m Freestyle (Girls)
2 Ervina Lim Qianhui, Jasmine Tan Hui Fen, Sarah Chue Wen Xin, Vanessa Ong

Table Tennis
Boys Singles
2 Jabez Mason Law Yong Jun

SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES
Swimming
Ervina Lim Qianhui
Jasmine Tan Hui Fen
Julia Lium
Luke Chua Li Rong
Luke Tan Yu Yang
Maximillian Ang Wei
Mitchell Ang Li
Owen Teo Bo En
Sarah Chue Wen Xin
Vanessa Ong

Table Tennis
Andy Wong Yan Kai
Jabez Mason Law Yong Jun
Jassy Tan Li Lin
Lu Hua Yu

Track and Field
Erza Irdina Abdul Latiff
Muhammad Hazim Ismail
Nur Syarin Zahari
Nurul Insyirah Mohamed Faisal
Nurulain Hamizah Sariman
Zann Oh Shuyu


4 Receive Prestigious HPU18 Award
Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship

Colin Ng
Executive, Strategic Communications

Posted: 15 June 2016


Four student-athletes from Singapore Sports School received the prestigious High Performance U18 category award of the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship at ITE College East on 20 May 2016. They are Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier, Debbie Soh Li Fei, Ethan Poh Shao Feng and Ho Xiu Yi.

This is the third year in a row that Debbie and Ethan have received the HPU18 Award, as well as Amita’s second consecutive award. This is also Xiu Yi’s third award from the Foundation, and first in the HPU18 category, having won the Secondary School category award in 2015 and 2014.

Altogether, 36 student-athletes from the Sports School received scholarships, of which 16 are first-time recipients. Gymnasts Lincoln Forest Liqht Man and Kaeson Lim Junyi, and bowler Nu’man Syahmi Yusri received their fourth award in the Secondary School category since 2013.

Fencer Amita first came to prominence after winning the 2013 H2020 East Interzone Foil Minime (Girls U15) and the 2013 Challenge Wratislavia (Girls U13). Her biggest accolade so far has been her two gold medals at the 2016 Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships at Manama, Bahrain, where she triumphed in the Women's Cadet Foil Individual and Team events.

Shooter Xiu Yi’s achievements include a second-place finish in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle Team event at the 2015 ISSF Junior Cup, as well as a silver in the Women’s Junior 10m Air Rifle Individual event at the 2015 Asian Shooting Championships.

Ethan, meanwhile, has participated in the 2015 South East Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships where he won 2 silvers in the Junior Boys Doubles and Junior Boys Team events. He also won a silver at the 2014 Southeast Asian Table Tennis Championships Men’s Team event as well as a bronze in the Doubles event.

Debbie too has built a strong resume thanks to her 3 gold medals at the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games and participation at the 2013 and 2015 FINA World Championships.

AWARD RECIPIENTS
High Performance U18
Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier (Fencing), 2nd award
Debbie Soh Li Fei (Synchronised Swimming), 3rd award
Ethan Poh Shao Feng (Table Tennis), 3rd award
Ho Xiu Yi (Shooting), 3rd award – twice in Secondary School category 

Tertiary
Adele Tan Qian Xiu (Shooting), 3rd award
Gladys Wong Yan Lin (Wushu), 1st award
Louis Tee Jun Jie (Golf), 1st award
Merilyn Cheong Jia Ping (Netball), 2nd award
Ong Yong Qing (Shooting), 1st award

Secondary School
Addeen Idzni Imran (Track and Field), 2nd award
Amirah Sahrin (Pencak Silat), 1st award
Ang Jia Yu (Netball), 1st award
Avryl Tan Ying (Rhythmic Gymnastics), 3rd award
Brant Tan Jun Rong (Football), 1st award
Brian Koh Shao Yang (Fencing), 2nd award
Fernel Tan Qian Ni (Shooting), 1st award
Gabriel Lim Kea Seng (Shooting), 3rd award
Gaddiel Lim Kang Seng (Shooting), 1st award
Hew Yun Ting (Shooting), 1st award
Kaeson Lim Junyi (Artistic Gymnastics), 4th award
Lee Kar Moon (Fencing), 2nd award
Lincoln Forest Liqht Man (Artistic Gymnastics), 4th award
Lyn Yeo Siew Lyn, (Rhythmic Gymnastics), 3rd award
Mohamed Iskandar Shah Mohamed Fazil (Track and Field), 1st award
Muhamad Nurshahilman Noradee (Track and Field), 1st award
Muhammad Izzat Junaidie (Shooting), 1st award
Niq Harraz Hamizun Shah (Football), 1st award
Nizar Syafiq Ismadi (Football), 2nd award
Norasyiqin Mohamed Wahid (Track and Field), 3rd award
Nu’man Syahmi Yusri (Bowling), 4th award
Nur Syarin Zahari (Track and Field), 1st award
Ryan Dayne Phang (Shooting) 1st award
Sharifah Syafira Putri Syed Osman (Shooting), 1st award
Tan Sin Yu (Badminton), 3rd award
Terrence Ng Shu Hao (Shooting), 2nd award
Veralyn Tan Chou Xin (Fencing), 2nd award


Paddlers Serve Up 3 Bronzes For Singapore
2016 Thailand Junior and Cadet Open

Dave Lai
General Manager, Table Tennis Academy  

Posted: 15 June 2016

 
Singapore Sports School Table Tennis student-athletes won 3 bronze medals at the 2016 Thailand Junior and Cadet Open from 11 to 15 May 2016.

The 15 student-athletes put their months of daily rigorous training to the test when they faced stiff competition from 13 countries, particularly their Asian counterparts from Hongkong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

The Cadet Boys Team A, represented by Beh Kun Ting, Gerald Yu Zong Jun and Koen Pang Yew En showed exceptional resilience in their Quarter-Finals match against Hongkong A Team. Despite being down 0-2, the Singaporeans fought back to level the score at 2-2. Koen defeated his opponent in the last match to book a place for the team in the Semi-Finals. However, the boys lost to eventual champions Thailand, and had to settle for the Team bronze medal.

Meanwhile, in the Girls category, the Cadet team comprising Goi Rui Xuan, Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin and Wong Xin Ru, pulled through a tensed Quarter-Finals match against Hongkong Team B. The Sports School team gained an initial 2-0 lead against their opponents. However, the Hongkong girls fought back to level the score and forced a rubber match. Rui Xuan’s composure in the decider, against a tough defensive player, earned the team a ticket into the Semi-Finals. The Singaporean team eventually lost to Hongkong Team A to take home the bronze medal.

Sports School’s third bronze came from the Junior Girls Team of Ang Wan Qi, Eunice Lim Zoe, Tan En Hui and Zhang Wanling.

RESULTS
3 Boys Cadet – Beh Kun Ting, Gerald Yu Zong Jun, Koen Pang Yew En
3 Girls Cadet – Goi Rui Xuan, Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin, Wong Xin Ru
3 Girls Junior – Ang Wan Qi, Eunice Lim Zoe, Tan En Hui, Zhang Wanling 


Three Cheers For Wan Qi
2016 SAFRA-STTA Table Tennis Championships

Dave Lai
General Manager, Table Tennis Academy

Posted: 15 April 2016

Singapore Sports School table tennis student-athletes clinched three out of the four possible titles at this year’s SAFRA-STTA Table Tennis Championships which were held at SAFRA Toa Payoh from 10 to 19 March 2016.

Ang Wan Qi was the pick of the crop after she captured the Girls U18 title for the third consecutive year. The top seed lived up to her billing as she defeated Linda Zeng Ziyue in four straight games to bring home the trophy.

There was good news in the Boys U18 category, too, as 6th seed Beh Kun Ting overcame the odds to defeat Lucas Tan, a Youth Training Squad player who is two years older than him. Kun Ting also eliminated top seed and teammate Ethan Poh Shao Feng in the semi-finals.

However, the biggest underdog story would have to be Wong Xin Ru’s. The 9th seed emerged victorious after a thrilling 9-game victory over teammate and top seed Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin in the U15 category.

RESULTS
U15 Girls
1 Wong Xin Ru
2 Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin
3 Jassy Tan Li Lin

U15 Boys
2 Gerald Yu Zong Jun
3 (Joint) Beh Kun Ting, Koen Pang Yew En

U18 Girls
1 Ang Wan Qi
3 Eunice Lim Zoe

U18 Boys
1 Beh Kun Ting
3 Ethan Poh Shao Feng


Koen Delivers Only Medal For Singapore 
2016 French Junior and Cadet Open

Posted: 15 March 2016

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Thirteen Singapore Sports School student-athletes in the School-Within-A-School programme competed in the 2016 French Junior and Cadet Open from 17 to 21 February 2016. 

Koen Pang Yew En won Singapore’s only medal in the Boys Cadet Singles on the final day of the competition. He beat three opponents to advance into the semi-finals, but was halted in his tracks by No. 3 seed and eventual winner Vladimir Sidorenko from Russia.

Prior to winning the Cadet Singles bronze medal, Koen and teammate Beh Kun Ting progressed to the quarter-final stage before falling 1-3 to French opponents Dorian Zheng and Jules Cavaille.


Sports School Paddlers Sweep Grand Finale
2015 National Table Tennis Grand Finale

Posted: 15 February 2016

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Women's Singles medallists: 1st Ang Wan Qi, 2nd Yee Herng Hwee,  3rd Eunice Lim Zoe and Goi Rui Xuan

Singapore Sports School’s paddlers enjoyed a great start to the year when they clinched top prizes in the Men’s and Women’s Singles, Doubles and Team, and Mixed Doubles events in the 2015 National Table Tennis Grand Finale. They attained a medal tally of 6 gold, 7 silver and 11 bronze medals.

Student-athletes and alumni dominated the field in the Open tournament from 8 to 17 January 2016, bagging the top three positions in six out of seven events. The Singles events were an all-Sports School affair, with post-secondary student-athlete Ang Wan Qi and alumnus Pang Xue Jie leading the field in the Women’s and Men’s category.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Year 2’s Wan Qi stood out among the medallists, collecting 2 gold and 2 silver medals in the Women’s Singles, Doubles and Team, and Mixed Doubles events.

Results
Men’s Singles
1 Pang Xue Jie (alumnus)
2 Clarence Chew Zhe Yu
3 (Joint) Ethan Poh Shao Feng, Maxxe Tay Ming Han

Women’s Singles
1 Ang Wan Qi
2 Yee Herng Hwee
3 (Joint) Goi Rui Xuan, Eunice Lim Zoe

Men’s Doubles
1 Clarence Chew Zhe Yu/ Edric Lim Zheng Jie
2 Pang Xue Jie (alumnus)/ partner
3 Seth Han Xiang Chou/ Bryan Wee Jun Han

Women’s Doubles
1 Ang Wan Qi/ partner
2 Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin/ Zhang Wanling
3 Goi Rui Xuan/ Tan En Hui

Mixed Doubles
1 Yee Herng Hwee/ partner
2 Tay Jit Kiat (alumnus)/ Ang Wan Qi
3 (Joint) Ethan Poh Shao Feng/ partner, Koen Pang Yew En/ Wong Xin Ru

Men’s Team
2 Gerald Yu Zong Jun
3 (Joint) Goh Yi Long/ Darren Loy Meng Hean/ Beh Kun Ting, Clarence Chew Zhe Yu/ Edric Lim Zheng Jie/ Maxxe Tay Ming Han

Women’s Team
1 Eunice Lim Zoe/ Goi Rui Xuan/ Tan En Hui
2 Ang Wan Qi/ Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin/ Zhang Wanling
3 Jassy Tan Li Lin/ Lew Yen Lin/ Lu Hua Yu

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Women's Doubles medallists:  1st Tay Hui Li and Ang Wan Qi, 2nd Zhang Wanling and  Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin, 3rd Goi Rui Xuan and Tan En Hui.
 

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Clarence Chew Zhe Yu – Serve The Beats
By STTA

 

PROGRAMMES AND COMPETITIONS

PRE-SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

Primary School Training Programme

Singapore Sports School’s Table Tennis Academy invites selected pupils from Primary 4 to Primary 6 to train with the Sports School team up to four times a week. The primary school pupils are able to benefit from higher quality coaching and also gain insight into the Academy’s training programme.

LOCAL AND OVERSEAS COMPETITIONS

ITTF Junior and Cadet Circuit

Student-athletes under the School-Within-A-School programme have opportunities to compete in three tournaments in the ITTF circuit yearly. Student-athletes pit themselves against the world’s best in their age-group and are exposed to different types of play.

In 2016, Singapore Sports School's paddlers achieved notable results in the ITTF circuits, clinching podium prizes. Gerald Yu Zong Jun (Secondary 3) and Koen Pang Yew En (Secondary 2) won bronze medals in the Boys Singles at the Taipei Cadet and French Cadet tournaments respectively. Secondary 3 student-athlete Beh Kun Ting also performed well at the circuits to obtain selection to represent Asia at the World Cadet Challenge where his team emerged top place.

Asian and South East Asian Junior Championships

Singapore Sports School student-athletes regularly turn out for Singapore in the Asian and South East Asia Junior Championships.

In 2016,12 of 14 youth paddlers representing Singapore at the SEA Junior Championships were Sports School past and present student-athletes. They contributed a creditable 10 gold medals to Singapore's medal tally.

International Children’s Games

The International Children's Games is an Under 15 competition which sees participation from top age-group paddlers. Selected Singapore Sports School Table Tennis student-athletes have opportunities to compete in this Games.

2016 saw four Table Tennis Academy student-athletes participating alongside 2,000 other athletes from 83 cities in the 50th International Children’s Games in New Taipei. Jabez Mason Law Yong Jun clinched a silver medal in the Boys Singles event. The next ICG will be held in Kaunsa, Lithuania in 2017.

Thailand Sports School Games

Student-athletes under the School-Within-A-School programme have opportunities to compete in three tournaments in the ITTF circuit yearly. Student-athletes pit themselves against the world’s best in their age-group and are exposed to different types of play.

National Age-Group Competitions/Grand Finale

Apart from overseas competitions which Singapore Sports School student-athletes frequently participate in, the local competitions are also important to gauge their level of play against local age-group rivals.



SPECIAL PROGRAMMES

Overseas Training Camps

The Table Tennis Academy sends its student-athletes for overseas training stints yearly to train and spar with stronger teams. This exposes them to different types of play of a higher level. The Academy has organised training trips to provincial teams in China in the past which has provided sparring opponents of higher standard, thereby raising their quality of game. Student-athletes in the School-Within-A-School programme have opportunities to go for additional training trips and learn from stronger and more skillful players.

In October 2016, Singapore Sports School inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Kochi Prefectural Board of Education to provide sports exchange opportunities for our Table Tennis student-athletes. Thus, in 2017, selected paddlers in the School-Within-A-School programme will have opportunities to spar with to spar with the top Japanese paddlers in Kochi Prefecture.

Sports School has also established a training base at Lishan Junior High, where student-athletes will be able to participate in an annual overseas training camp lasting two to three weeks.

The top paddlers in Sports School also have opportunities to be selected to attend training camps such as the 2016 Eurotalents Training Camp (May) and the ITTF Rough Diamonds Education and Training in Luxembourg with top world-ranked cadet paddlers (September).

STAFF

General Manager
Senior Coach
Zhai Yu-Sports.jpg Zhai Yu
Coach
Dong Shi Fei-Sports.jpg Dong Shi Fei
SWS Head Coach (Boys),
Singapore Table Tennis Association

Sun Beibei-Sports.jpg Sun Beibei
SWS Head Coach (Girls),
Singapore Table Tennis Association